A 15-year-old girl with learning difficulties has gone missing.

Kelsey Phipps, who lives in Chingford, was last seen at around 3pm on Friday, when she left school. 

But the teenager did not return home and police are now appealing for help to find her.

Officers and her family are extremely concerned for her safety and wellbeing, and consider Kelsey vulnerable due to her learning difficulties.

Kelsey is white, 5ft 9ins, with light brown hair.

It is not known what she was last wearing.

It is believed Kelsey has her Oyster card and mobile phone with her, and is known to frequent the Valentines Park, Ray Lodge Park, and Barkingside areas, but may be in the Gants Hill area.

Anyone who has seen Kelsey or who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police in Waltham Forest via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.